Thursday, December 29, 2016

Year in Review 2016

Today I'm recapping 2016!
It's been one heck of a year. 
If I had to choose one word to describe it I would use CHANGE. 
There were so many changes for me in 2016. 
Let's get started...


We started out 2016 celebrating in Niagara Falls!
It sure was chilly, and I might have had a little anxiety of tight spaces when we went down the elevator behind the Falls.
Regardless of that and the fire alarm evacuating our hotel when someone shot off a firework in the stairwell at 3 a.m., we had a great time!!


 I enjoyed ordinary winter days and snow days. 

 We started shopping for my wedding dress, and the third store was the charm!
The first dress that I tried on at the Winner was it!
What a fun experience with my mom and aunt!


I really have no idea what happened during these three months. 
I think I was planning planning and doing more planning for our wedding. 

My aunt also threw me the best bridal shower you could imagine!


This month was huge!
Key West

We got married in Marathon!!

We went on a cruise for our honeymoon!

Visited CocoCay

Nassau and Key West, again!

and we had an open house for those who couldn't make our wedding. 


I moved the rest of my belonging to our new house and tried to get into a regular routine.
I tended flowers like normal. 

We went on a friend's trip to Mexico!


I enjoyed ordinary days at the pool.


I really don't like the beginning or end of anything, so I'm certian I was trying to get used to the new school year and all that it brings. 


I took a huge jump and decided to stop being a chicken and start this blog. 
I'd had the ambition for the past year to start my own, but never thought I was good enough for it.

Our school took our annual trip to D.C.


We went back to NYC to revisit the spot where Alex proposed!
In addition, we got to see Alex's sister and her boyfriend and their new apartment.


Lots of baking, decorating, hosting our first Christmas Dinner and a fun girls' spa day!

At the beginning of this year I wanted to slow down. 
I'm that person who goes 99 miles an hour from the minute they wake up. 
I think that's why I sleep so good is because I use every waking moment that I'm up. 
My grandma passed away on the final week of my master's classes in October 2015. 
I really learned the importance of family and not worrying so much about getting a perfect score in my classes. 
Even though I visited her as often as I could, I felt like I spent too much time studying or worrying about grades than I did about family. 
I really wanted to slow down and enjoy the ordinary days with people in 2016, along with traveling. 

We visited Niagara Falls, several parts of Pennsylvania, Key West, Marathon, the Bahamas, Mexico, NYC, and other parts of New York in 2016!
It was a very fast year. 
I can't wait to see what 2017 brings. 
I'm still contemplating goals and words for the new year!


  1. Your wedding pictures are gorgeous! Congratulations on your marriage! You had a full year :)

  2. What a big year for you! I love all the traveling you got to do!

  3. Your wedding was beautiful! It looks like 2016 was such an exciting year for you! Happy New Year!